Most Popular Portuguese-Language Feature Films
City of God
Two boys growing up in a violent neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro take different paths: one becomes a photographer, the other a drug dealer. Dir: Fernando Meirelles, Kátia Lund With: Alexandre Rodrigues, Matheus Nachtergaele, Leandro Firmino Crime | Drama 130 mins.
Set in Brazil, three kids who make a discovery in a garbage dump soon find themselves running from the cops and trying to right a terrible wrong. Dir: Stephen Daldry With: Rooney Mara, Martin Sheen, Wagner Moura Adventure | Comedy | Crime | Drama | Thriller 114 mins.
A satire on anti-communist paranoia in the days of fascist dictatorship in Portugal. The series follows the adventures of the "Lusitanian superhero"... Dir: João Leitão With: Gonçalo Waddington, David Chan Cordeiro, José Pinto Comedy 106 mins.
The Way He Looks
Leonardo is a blind teenager searching for independence. His everyday life, the relationship with his best friend, Giovana, and the way he sees the world change completely with the arrival of Gabriel. Dir: Daniel Ribeiro With: Ghilherme Lobo, Fabio Audi, Tess Amorim Drama | Romance 96 mins.
1997, Captain Nascimento has to find a substitute for his occupation while trying to take down drug dealers and criminals before the Pope comes to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Dir: José Padilha With: Wagner Moura, André Ramiro, Caio Junqueira Action | Crime | Drama | Thriller 115 mins.
From Beginning to End
Two brothers develop a very close relationship as they are growing up in an idyllic and happy family. When they are young adults their relationship becomes very intimate, romantic, and sexual. Dir: Aluizio Abranches With: Júlia Lemmertz, Fábio Assunção, Jean Pierre Noher Drama | Romance 94 mins.
Elite Squad: The Enemy Within
After a prison riot, former-Captain Nascimento, now a high ranking security officer in Rio de Janeiro, is swept into a bloody political dispute that involves government officials and paramilitary groups. Dir: José Padilha With: Wagner Moura, Irandhir Santos, André Ramiro Action | Crime | Drama | Thriller 115 mins.
Rio, I Love You
A series of short films set in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro. Dir: Vicente Amorim, Guillermo Arriaga With: Basil Hoffman, Emily Mortimer, Rodrigo Santoro Comedy | Drama | Fantasy | Romance 110 mins.
Exploring issues of class privilege among Rio's decadent elite, Casa Grande depicts a teenage boy's struggle to escape his overprotective parents as they covertly spiral into bankruptcy. Dir: Fellipe Barbosa With: Thales Cavalcanti, Marcello Novaes, Suzana Pires Drama 115 mins.
A retelling of the Orpheus and Eurydice myth, set during the time of the Carnaval in Rio de Janeiro. Dir: Marcel Camus With: Breno Mello, Marpessa Dawn, Lourdes de Oliveira Drama | Music | Romance 100 mins.